Dean, School of Communication
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Emerson College invites applications and nominations for the
position of Dean, School of Communication. Reporting to the
Provost, the Dean will have the opportunity to provide strategic
leadership and vision for a historic and innovative School of
Communication within a College grounded in the liberal arts and
dedicated to developing future leaders in the fields of
communication and the arts.
Balancing rigorous academics with hands-on, real world learning
experience, the School of Communication is home to approximately
1,218 undergraduate students and 1,503 graduate students. The Dean
manages approximately 64 full‐time faculty and 240 affiliated
faculty members within the School's four departments. The
departments are: Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Communication Studies, Journalism, and Marketing
Serving on the Provost's leadership team, the Dean serves as
academic leader of the School of Communication with responsibility
- developing and bringing to life a vision and strategic goals
for the school's mission;
- ensuring pervasive implementation of Emerson College's core
values of diversity, equity, and inclusion across the academic
enterprise and student experience;
- leading the intellectual vitality and creative growth of
programs in expanded modalities (onsite and online) at Emerson's
campuses and globally;
- overseeing key aspects of faculty recruitment, hiring,
development, and tenure and promotion;
- identifying, prioritizing and articulating the School's
interests and needs to internal and external audiences;
- convening the faculty;
- establishing, sustaining, and refreshing intellectual coherence
and academic cooperation across schools and the Marlboro
- managing personnel, budget, planning and processes;
- providing departments with guidance on creating, positioning,
reimagining, and/or launching academic majors and programs and
expanding prospective student demographics;
- fostering successful development and continuity of academic
- assisting in fundraising and development initiatives in
coordination with the Provost, President and the College's
Diversity and inclusion are core values for Emerson College. The
successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with
faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Members of
historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Emerson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages
diversity in its workplace.
Applicants are asked to submit:
- Demonstrated academic leadership and administrative
- Teaching and research record commensurate with appointment as a
tenured faculty member in one of the School of Communication's
- Demonstrated commitment to inclusive and academic excellence
and shared governance
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplines
and grow institutions in strategic, data-driven and innovative
- Preferred qualifications include a terminal degree in a
discipline offered by the School of Communication and demonstrated
experience as a successful fundraiser
- Statement of interest
- Statement describing your demonstrated commitment to
- Current C.V.
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022.
Grade of Position: 23-16E
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25
In addition to a competitive salary, Emerson College is committed
to the health and well-being of our employees and family members.
We offer a generous benefits package to regular staff scheduled to
work 20+ hours per week.
Benefits include outstanding health plans with limited
out-of-pocket expenses, dental plans, generous time-off programs,
and a 403(b) retirement benefit with a 9% employer contribution
once eligible. Additional benefits such as life and disability
coverage as well as commuter offerings are available.
Please refer to our
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Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution
dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a
liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of
the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to
major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers.
The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands.
Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate
students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational
experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from
individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and
perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our
co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College
enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our
campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening
communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development
of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful
citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.
Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in
its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the
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respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct
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